Re: Can the NFS media location be passed to anaconda as a kernel arg?
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On 4/29/2010 8:59 AM, Chris Lumens wrote: >> I want to setup PXE network installs that are interactive, but I'd like >> to limit the amount of questions the user has to enter for each one. The >> PXE boot already passes some kernel args to configure the serial >> console, and force a vnc install. I'm wondering if I can also supply the >> NFS location for the media as a kernel arg so that users don't need to >> type it in everytime (It's always the same, and it's long.) >> > Sure, method= (or stage2=/repo= if you're using F13 or RHEL6 beta). > > You'd do something like method=nfs:your.server.here:/mnt/wherever > > Cool. Thanks! > Keep in mind if your path plus other parameters is too long, you're > going to run up against a size limit and arguments will start getting > trimmed or dropped. So if you start to see pretty weird behavior, it > might be time to switch to a kickstart file. > I'm aware of that with SLES, but luckily I haven't hit that problem yet. >> Also I know when doing KickStart installs, you can use ks-device=eth1 to >> avoid being prompted for the network device when there is more than one. >> Can I use this same option so that the interactive user doesn't have to >> know which eth to pick? >> >> On a related note, is there a way to have anaconda figure out which >> interface the PXE boot booted the machine on and just go with that one? >> Right now I need to make 2 different PXE boot config files for the 2 >> types of machines I have because one boots on eth0 and the other on eth1. >> > ksdevice=bootif > > That's cool too. What release did that appear in? Now if GRUB or PXElinux could only read the serial console redirection settings from the BIOS, and pass them to the kernel, I could cut the number of PXE config files I have in half (half ttyS0@115200, the others at ttyS1@19200 - Ugh!) -Kyle > - Chris > > _______________________________________________ > Kickstart-list mailing list > Kickstart-list@xxxxxxxxxx > https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/kickstart-list > _______________________________________________ Kickstart-list mailing list Kickstart-list@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/kickstart-list
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